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Green, slimy algae could one day run your car

Forget wind. Give solar a pass, too.

The next source of green energy may just be floating all around us.

A Bluffton man is working to make algae -- what many call good, old-fashioned pond scum -- the next big trend in green power.

Chris Gerards of ALGBio hopes to scrape success from nature's slime by converting it into a viable source of biofuel. He's growing a local strain of freshwater algae and researching ways to develop it at the Waddell Mariculture Center, which is run by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Forget wind. Give solar a pass, too.

The next source of green energy may just be floating all around us.

A Bluffton man is working to make algae -- what many call good, old-fashioned pond scum -- the next big trend in green power.

Read the complete story at islandpacket.com

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